World's most expensive hotel opens with the world's largest outdoor pool at 55 story

  • metta

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    Jun 27, 2010 6:32 AM GMT

    World's most expensive hotel opens with the world's largest outdoor pool at 55 story

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    http://www.luxurylaunches.com/hotels_and_resorts/the_worlds_most_expensive_hotel_opens_up_with_the_worlds_largest_outdoor_pool_at_55th_storey.php
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 27, 2010 12:58 PM GMT
    Woah...icon_eek.gif

    I want to take a dip!
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    Jun 27, 2010 1:27 PM GMT
    That's... I... I wanna live there...
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    Jun 27, 2010 2:36 PM GMT
    Oh WOW, that pool looks amazing.............wish I can afford it one day...........for now dreaming ..........
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    Jun 27, 2010 2:49 PM GMT
    *books honeymoon reservations*
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    Jun 27, 2010 2:56 PM GMT
    It looks like you could swim right over the edge...
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    Jun 27, 2010 3:08 PM GMT

    Heights don't usually bother me, but I have to admit that the picture of the infinity pools puts knots in my gut!

    By the way, the hotel is in Singapore, which is a fascinating - if somewhat sterile - place to hang out for a few days if you're in the neighborhood. It reminds me of what a somewhat stripped down Chicago would be like in the tropics.
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    Jun 27, 2010 3:11 PM GMT
    Love the pool, and Id like to swim in it someday, but have to say its a pretty ugly addition to Singapore;s skyline.
    The "boat shaped sky park" cantilver at the head just doesnt look right, but its an amazing engineering feat designed by the worlds most famous Engineering firm ARUP.







    The guy with the glasses is HOT ;)
  • Celticmusl

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    Jun 27, 2010 4:07 PM GMT
    The pool and views look great. But the building from ground level does not look esthetically pleasing.....to put it lightly.

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    Jun 27, 2010 4:13 PM GMT
    makavelli saidIt looks like you could swim right over the edge...


    Hmm Darwinian ideas were put into this pool?
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    Jun 27, 2010 4:25 PM GMT
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    Heights don't usually bother me, but I have to admit that the picture of the infinity pools puts knots in my gut!


    Same here! I think I'd be swimming on the other side of that pool. It would definitely been an interesting experience to stay there on vacation.
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    Jun 27, 2010 4:51 PM GMT
    My acrophobia got substantially activated just looking at that. Hell my palms are sweating as I write this.
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    Jun 27, 2010 4:56 PM GMT
    It feels like the three towers don't match the upper "boat" part. It would be interesting to know what the architect was trying to accomplish with this design.
  • metta

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    Jun 27, 2010 5:05 PM GMT


    Night shot of the pool

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    Jun 27, 2010 5:08 PM GMT
    Just spectacular. Wish this was there when I was in Singapore.
  • dannyboy1101

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    Jun 27, 2010 5:10 PM GMT
    Beautiful roof and interesting ideas but wrong location for me. No thanks
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    Jun 27, 2010 5:43 PM GMT
    Amazing structure... too bad the boyfriend has vertigo. -___-
  • fitartistsf

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    Jun 27, 2010 6:00 PM GMT
    If the architects had made the right side symmetrical to the left side(referring to the ground shot photo in the previous post), THEN, as ugly as the design looks, at least to me, who likes more classical design in architecture, it would seem to appear more esthetically pleasing to look at.... no matter what the architects were trying to say. Cutting off the right side, or creating a "stern" to the "boat" design, makes the top look unfinished, off balance....
  • razorcake

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    Jun 27, 2010 6:06 PM GMT
    i dont like it...all that resource could have been used better elsewhere.

    1) with the city scape far view, looks like a floating canopy
    2) it's in singapore...come on
    3) i'm not swimming on the edge, what happens if my boyfriend decides to push me over and kill me
  • johnoc

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    Jun 27, 2010 6:24 PM GMT
    PDR23 saidIt feels like the three towers don't match the upper "boat" part. It would be interesting to know what the architect was trying to accomplish with this design.


    I agree PDR23 - here's what is in the press release:

    The hotel features 2,560 rooms that would cost you $520 a night. Designed by Moshe Safdie, the structure is said to be based on the design resembling a deck of cards. The hotel d├ęcor includes an indoor canal that has Sampan boats to ride in, a casino, an outdoor plaza, a convention centre, a theatre, a crystal pavilion and a lotus flower shaped museum. The resort will open employment to over 10,000 locals, enough to generate $72m each year.


    ............a deck of cards??????/ what? icon_eek.gif

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    Jun 27, 2010 6:56 PM GMT
    Deck of cards? Unfortunately, I'd have to say the architect failed in the communication of his design. Though, I'm sure he didn't want to build a structure that looked like a literal deck of cards. Perhaps the deck of cards idea was more of a Parti?
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    Jun 27, 2010 8:07 PM GMT
    It looks amazing and beautiful but since I am terrified of heights and the water I wouldn't be caught dead in that shit.
  • DCEric

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    Jun 27, 2010 8:37 PM GMT
    Damn. I guessed Dubai.

    /and I even had seen this building when it was under construction.
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    Jun 27, 2010 8:40 PM GMT
    Who cares how it looks... as long as you are inside...
    Think of it this way - you are enjoying the pleasure and comfort on the inside while others are puzzled and suffering from its terrible shape on the outside, making your stay even more pleasing YEY double-win icon_biggrin.gif (kidding)
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    Jun 27, 2010 8:41 PM GMT
    Is moving to singapore an option? I am starting to like it.